Monday Moaning

In some respects, I am a cynic.

I have grave doubts, no, I am almost certain that 100% of the food products you buy in supermarkets and other retail outlets are poisoned, polluted or contaminated in some form. There is nothing on a supermarket shelf that is healthy.

I would hazard a guess and say the only product on these shelves safe to eat is the blue stuff on the right, but even that is almost guaranteed to have been chlorinated.

I would hazard a guess and say the only product on these shelves safe to eat is the blue stuff on the right, but even that is almost guaranteed to have been chlorinated/bleached.

I want you to take a hard look at this… And bear in mind that this is just drinks!

7 Beverages To Stop Consuming Today

Lately I’ve been focusing on all the foods we should stop consuming, but what about beverages which can account for up to 30 percent of our daily calorie intake? Many of us take for granted all those calorie-laden lattes, soft drinks and other sweetened beverages, however the real problem is not related to calories, but something much worse.

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Here are 7 beverages you should avoid consuming at any time, for your health and your waist line:

1. Soft Drinks (soda, pop, carbonated beverages, fizzy drinks, etc.)

There isn’t enough bad things to say about soft drinks of any kind. Soft drinks account for more than a quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States. That works out to at least one 12-ounce can per day for every man, woman and child. They are estimated to be at least one-third of the problem related to child obesity. Carbonated soda pop provides more added sugar in a typical 2-year-old toddler’s diet than cookies, candies and ice cream combined.

Many sodas and diet soft drinks approach the pH level of battery acid in terms of corrosiveness and erosion of tooth enamel.

Besides the fact that diet soda causes dehydration, weight gain, mineral depletion, diabetes and caffeine addiction, research shows they’re also responsible for an increased risk of vascular events such as stroke, heart attack, and vascular death.

Artificially sweetened soft drinks are marketed as healthier alternatives to sugar-sweetened beverages, due to their lack of calories. However, past research has shown very serious long-term health consequences due to highly toxic additives and artificial sweeteners such as sodium benzoate, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose and high-fructose corn syrup.

Men who drink just one 300ml can of soda per day are much more likely to require treatment for a serious form of cancer than those who never consumed the drink. One soda a day can raise aggressive cancer risk by 40 percent.

One study of more than 66,000 women found those who drank artificially sweetened drinks were more 60 percent more likely to develop diabetes than those who indulged in regular versions of the same beverage.

Another recent study published in the journal Respirology revealed that soft drink consumption is associated with lung and breathing disorders including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Reblogged from: PreventDisease.com

Now, do you want to read No. 2 Tap water?

Then there’s pasteurised milk, sweetners, fruit juice, sports drinks and speciality coffee.

Just in liquids the average poison has been poisoned, now add foodstuffs.

It’s scary!

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Soft drinks are just horrible in terms of their contents. I was reading recently about people in their 20s needing dentures. Why? Too many soft drinks (amongst other issues).
    And as I understand it, American soft drinks are allowed to include Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO). (Bromide can be used as a fire retardant and also as a pesticide, and is banned in Europe, India and Japan – I don’t know about in Brazil?).
    Thanks for your very informative article. I probably drink about 6 or 8 small bottles of Coke a year – I’ll be rethinking even those small quantities now!
    I think you’re right to be a cynic – we all need to be when it comes to buying food – companies are paid to sell, not to make sure things are safe long term.

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  2. Posted by smallftprints on April 29, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I’m not sure that I agree with the tap water warning but I do agree with all the rest. The one that surprised me is orange juice and how much sugar it has. Wow … they take a healthy drink and ruin it. Thanks, AV!

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    • >Small, with the increasing levels of pharmaceutical drugs that by-pass sewerage treatment, the world’s tap water will eventually become undrinkable. Just with fluoride makes it a hazard now.

      Thanks as always for the comment.

      AV

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  3. Depressingly, you are right, it is scarey.

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